Hot Five: Twitch rebrand, new Snapchat shows and YouTube's verification backtrack

Hot Five: Twitch rebrand, new Snapchat shows and YouTube's verification backtrack

To help you keep on top of a busy news cycle and the latest hot topics in influencer marketing, each week we round up the five biggest stories on

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Twitch reveals slick new logo and site redesign

Twitch has unveiled a site and branding redesign ahead of this year's TwitchCon event. The platform has updated its logos, as well as redesigning the site slightly to provide a cleaner, sleeker UI.

 YouTube unverifies creator accounts, but reverses changes after less than a day

YouTube has quickly u-turned on a move that saw large handfuls of its creators have their channels and accounts unverified.

Daniel Hardcastle announces second book, project is 100% funded in 20 minutes

YouTuber and best-selling author Daniel 'Nerdcubed' Hardcastle has unveiled a crowdfunding project for his next book.

Snapchat unveils another bulk of original content

Social app Snapchat has added another handful of Snap Original content to its existing collection.

Top 10 streamed games of the week: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare beta knocks Borderlands 3 from the chart

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is a fresh entry to the chart after a 111.9 per cent jump in views. A beta for the reboot of the Modern Warfare series dropped last week and has seen countless CoD fans return to the title.


Danielle Partis is editor of and former editor of She was named Journalist of the Year at the MCV Women in Games Awards 2019, as well as in the MCV 30 under 30 2020. Prior to Steel Media, she wrote about music and games at Team Rock.